Russ Vought joined the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) when President Trump took office. Vought first served as Acting Director then as the 42nd Director of OMB for nearly two years. He was a member of the President’s Cabinet and was responsible for overseeing the implementation of the President’s policy, management, and deregulatory agendas across the Executive Branch.
During the Trump Administration, OMB was a key office in pushing for conservative victories and helping President Trump cut through bureaucracy. During his four years at OMB, Russ was one of Trump’s most trusted and competent managers called by The Economist, the President’s Toolkit.
Prior to serving in the Trump Administration, Russ spent nearly 20 years working in Congress and with grassroots and public policy organizations. He worked for seven years as Vice President of Heritage Action for America. Prior to this, he worked on Capitol Hill, serving as the Policy Director for the House Republican Conference, and as the Executive Director of the Republican Study Committee (RSC), and as a legislative assistant for U.S. Senator Phil Gramm.
Russ graduated from Wheaton College in 1998, and from George Washington University Law School in 2004. He lives in Virginia with his wife and two daughters.